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SpaceX trying again to launch rocket from historic moon pad
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX is taking another shot at launching a rocket from NASA's historic moon pad....

Finding poison in N. Korea attack may be hardest part
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- A paranoid dictator's estranged brother. Two young female assassins. A crowded international airport. And a mysterious poison that kills within hours....

Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old
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BOSTON (AP) -- In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both Fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old....





Moonshot pad roaring back into action with SpaceX launch
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The launch pad used to send Americans to the moon and shuttle astronauts into orbit is roaring back into action....

Zoo introduces endangered African painted dog pups to public
CUMBERLAND, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio zoo says a litter of six African painted dog puppies born in December can now be viewed by the public....

Are face transplants still research, or regular care?
Is replacing a severely disfigured person's face with one from a dead donor ready to be called regular care, something insurers should cover? Mayo Clinic has raised that question by doing the first U.S. face transplant that's not part of research....

New supercomputer aids climate research in top coal state
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A new supercomputer in the top coal-mining state has begun critical climate-change research with support from even some global warming doubters, but scientists worry President Donald Trump could cut funding for such programs....

Fastest computer in the Rockies tapped for range of projects
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A new supercomputer at a federally funded research center in Wyoming will do important work for a wide range of Earth science research. Among upcoming projects:...

Pennsylvania correlates natural gas fracking with quakes
Pennsylvania environmental regulators have found a likely correlation between a natural gas company's fracking operation and a series of tiny earthquakes in western Pennsylvania last year....

AP Exclusive: Twin tragedies give survivor a new face
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) -- He'd been waiting for this day, and when his doctor handed him the mirror, Andy Sandness stared at his image and absorbed the enormity of the moment: He had a new face, one that had belonged to another man....